Sunday, January 15, 2017
Martin Scorsese Ranked
Silence has finally hit a wide release, but more importantly, Silence has finally come to theatres, nay, Silence has finally been made. For about 30 years, Maty has been wanting to make this film, he finally has realized his dream and his passion project has finally been released. Here is a ranking of my favorite films of his, not including shorts or documentaries.
1. Taxi Driver
One of my favorite films of all time, one of the definitive films of the 70s, Robert DeNiro's best work
2. The Departed
Possibly the second best film of the 00's, behind Children of Men that came out the same year, and one of the few remakes that outdoes the original.
3. Shutter Island
Scorsese is perfect for horror, he needs to do more of it. I saw this at a very bad time in my life and it helped me out of a funk.
As far as decade bests go, i have to put Goodfellas on the top 5, if not best of the 90s.
5. The Wolf of Wall Street
The single best film of 2013, so fucking funny, but still has the fucked up Scorsese feel to it. Leo has never been better!
6. Raging Bull
Only to Rocky, the best boxing film ever made!
7. Mean Streets
Outside of Taxi Driver, this is what i think of when i imagine vintage Scorsese.
Quentin Tarantino might get all of the 90s crime acclaim, but imagine the 90s without this or Goodfellas, Tarantino would just be known as a guy that made two great films reminiscent of the 70s, with these two here, it made the 90s an amazing time to love crime.
Perfect love letter to early cinema.
His latest, one that upon viewing the trailer doesn't resemble a piece of his work, but upon seeing it, i beg the differ, this is pure Scorsese, violence, subtle humor, great acting, needs more attention, far better than Manchester By The Sea.
11. Cape Fear
Scorsese knows how to do a solid remake, this here is just as good, if not better than the original.
12. Gangs of New York
I had seen Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino, Raging Bull & Cape Fear, but seeing this helped me discover the early body of work, soon after i watched Mean Streets.
13. The Aviator
Was stoked when this first came out, but didn't love it, it has grown on me since.
14. The Last Temptation of Christ
This is one of his BEST films, i love the concept & themes, highly controversial then, i can only imagine it now a days.
15. After Hours
One of his lightest & funnest.
16. Boxcar Bertha
Another vintage Scorsese piece.
17. The King of Comedy
Possibly his most underrated work, hell even by me.
18 The Color of Money
A sequel many do not think of as a sequel, but one that is better then the predecessor.
19. New York, New York
Marty loves Music, his films are littered in great soundtracks, this film shows the love he has for the art of music!
20. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Lighter fair, yet solid work.
21. Who's That Knocking at My Door
I put this along with Alice has more of his solid yet lighter work, before crime took over.
22. Bringing Out the Dead
Highly underrated film of his, might feel like a director for hire project, but there is more to it than that.
23 The Age of Innocence
I hate that this is so far down of the list, it is one he wrote, just didn't have as much heart behind it.
A gorgeous film, but his dullest.